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Main Title Test and evaluation of a polymer membrane preconcentrator : final report {microfiche} /
Author Hummel, Kirk E. ; Nelson, T. P.
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Nelson, T. P.
CORP Author Radian Corp., Austin, TX.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Publisher The Division,
Year Published 1990
Report Number EPA-68-02-4286; EPA/600/2-90/016
Stock Number PB90-188905
Subjects Gas separation membranes ; Membranes (Technology) ; Air--Pollution--California ; Air quality management--California
Additional Subjects Air pollution control ; Membranes ; Concentrators ; Performance evaluation ; Design criteria ; Cost analysis ; Forecasting ; Capitalized costs ; Operating coats ; Separation ; Solvents ; Composite materials ; Polymeric films ; Volatile organic compounds ; Spiral wound membranes ; Technology utilization ; Bench-scale experiments ; Membrane supports
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NTIS  PB90-188905 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Abstract The report gives results of an evaluation of the applicability of membrane systems as a preconcentrator and defines operating parameters of a membrane system. Advantages of such a system are potential reductions in cost for subsequent control systems. The evaluation is part of a joint EPA/California Air Resources Board investigation of the potential of membrane technology on volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions. Tests of various membrane materials and configurations have been conducted. The polymeric membrane has been used for a number of years as a concentrating step for various liquid and gaseous streams, including the removal of large molecule organics from waste water streams, hydrogen separation, and CO2 recovery. A polymer membrane is an ultrathin layer of a selective polymer, supported on a porous sublayer. The membrane (active layer) selectively filters the pollutant molecules. A potentially innovative application of membrane technology may be to concentrate VOCs from exhaust gases such as solvent oven-drying exhaust. A preconcentrator membrane could be used to reduce the size and, in turn, the capital and operating costs of a conventional VOC control device such as a carbon adsorber or incinerator. Study results do not, however, verify that a membrane preconcentrator is a viable option to reduce overall pollution control costs.
Notes "EPA 600/2-90/016". "June 1990." "Charles H. Darvin, Project Officer."
Place Published Sacramento, CA :
Supplementary Notes Sponsored by Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Corporate Au Added Ent California. Air Resources Board. Research Division. ; Air and Energy Engineering Research Laboratory. ; Radian Corporation.
PUB Date Free Form {1990}
NTIS Prices PC A08/MF A01
BIB Level m
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
OCLC Time Stamp 20001116154935
Language eng
Origin NTIS
OCLC Rec Leader 01346nam 2200313Ka 45020